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Shape maker: blocker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a triangle on its central axis to form a cone or extrude it to form a triangular prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your head and ...

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Shape maker: replicator

Transform 2D shapes to make 3D objects. Match part of a complex object. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

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Shape maker: simple objects

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a circle, triangle, square or rectangle. For example, spin a circle on its central axis to form a sphere or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your 2D shape will make. This ...

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Shape maker: complex objects 1

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, semicircle, circle, triangle or rectangle. For example, spin a semicircle around its straight edge to form a sphere or extrude it to form a half cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture ...

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Shape maker: complex objects 2

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. Start with a shape such as a crescent, T-shape or pentagon. For example, spin a cross shape around its central axis to form a wheel-like block or extrude it to form a prism. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Picture which 3D block your ...

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Filling glasses: find the right graph

Look closely at some line graphs. Examine the relationship between the shape of a glass and the time taken to fill it with juice. Notice that the fluid level rises more quickly in a narrow glass than in a wide glass. Choose both sections of a line graph representing the filling rate for a glass shape. This learning object ...

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Shape maker: stacker

Transform 2D shapes to make a stack of 3D objects. For example, spin a circle around a lateral axis to form a doughnut-shaped solid or extrude it to form a cylinder. Choose a shape and imagine it being spun around an axis or extruded. Predict which 3D block your 2D shape will make. Picture other transformations in your ...

Assessment resource

Filling glasses: match: assessment

Test your understanding of the relationship between the shape of a glass and the level of liquid in the glass as it fills. Show your understanding of this relationship by matching glass shapes to line graphs that represent the filling rates. For example, match a parallel-sided tall glass to a straight line graph. View and ...

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Filling glasses: create: assessment

Test your understanding of the relationship between the shape of a glass and the level of liquid in the glass as it fills. Show your understanding by creating irregular-shaped glass containers to match line graphs that represent the filling rates. For example, create a composite shape container to match a graph consisting ...

Text

'The time I leapt into the sky ...' by Wanyima Wighton

'The time I leapt into the sky ...' by Wanyima Wighton is a short fiction in which the narrator describes taking flight interposed with memories of childhood - the adventures, games and imaginings. The piece is on a single page in two columns.

Teacher resource

A flight of fantasy - unit of work

In this unit of work, students explore the fantasy genre by examining a series of titles by Anna and Barbara Fienberg. They dramatise the thoughts and feelings of the characters through simple drama activities and develop their narrative writing skills through a focus on descriptive and figurative language. The unit is ...

Video

40,000 Years of Dreaming: A Century of Australian Cinema, 1996: Collective unconscious

This clip shows Mad Max (Mel Gibson), hero of the 'Mad Max' films, standing alone, with a voice-over by film director George Miller describing how the character was received by international audiences. Further footage from the 'Mad Max' films follows, shown behind Miller, who continues to talk about his theories on cinema ...

Image

'Pastoral', c1893

This large oil painting by Rupert Bunny shows a young man and woman sitting on a grassy outcrop at the edge of a beach. The man wears a wreath of red poppies and plays a pipe; the woman leans on his shoulder and holds some poppies from a bunch that lies on the grass next to her. Three young women relax naked in the calm ...

Teacher resource

Visualisation - comprehension

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text showing how a teacher uses data to decide how best to develop reading comprehension skills using visualisation in a year 9 English class. Demonstrating differentiated teaching, the teacher enables targeted learning ...

Teacher resource

Story building

This is a resource about how stories can be represented dramatically, using the imagination as a starting point. It features a video of Vikki Doig and a 'postman' who demonstrate the process of dramatising a story using your imagination. The resource includes templates for a pirate hat and a postcard; questions for response ...

Teacher resource

School of fish

This is a resource that focuses on creating dance in unison with others. It includes three videos featuring dance teacher Katrina Rank demonstrating dances and warm-up activities. Also provided are: the 'Ocean song' in MP3 format; an activity sheet and underwater world template; questions for response and a link for students ...

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Etymological spelling knowledge

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on building understanding about word origins to develop students' etymological knowledge in a year 5 classroom. The class research dictionary meanings for root words encountered in reading and writing activities ...

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GeogSpace: Thinking geographically

This is a web page consisting of an overview and two illustrations of practice in a support unit on the GeogSpace website, a resource for teachers. Illustration 1 explores the concept of how primary school students' geographical imagination is engaged. Illustration 2 considers the history and development of geographical ...

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Top drawer teachers: reasoning

This is a web page that comprehensively covers the teaching of the ‘Reasoning’ proficiency and its integration into the mathematics curriculum through links to five sections. The first section covers the ‘Big ideas’ behind reasoning and shows how reasoning can be developed in even very young students. The second section ...

Teacher resource

Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...